It was a lot of fun to make these mid 17th century stays, I am so happy with how they turned out!
Original Extant Stays, held at the Manchester Art Gallery, lots of lovely pictures: http://manchesterartgallery.org/collections/search/collection/?id=2003.109/2
My previous videos about this project:
Scaling up a Pattern to Life-Size https://youtu.be/2lE72BSQ_VA
Making the Mock-Up https://youtu.be/D6SUuXIiY1U
Pattern and detailed analysis from Patterns of Fashion 5: https://shop.theschoolofhistoricaldress.org.uk/product/patterns-of-fashion-5-the-content-cut-construction-and-context-of-bodies-stays-hoops-and-rumps-c-1595-1795/
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Size 12 - Stays Corset 17th century 18th century pattern. PDF pattern
It was a great patter, simple to use. I added a few inches in length, to make it an everyday wearable top and it’s amazing!
Size 14 - Stays Corset 17th century 18th century pattern. PDF pattern
Very easy to sew, my only issue is that even tho its the correct size I did get some gapping where the cup meets the side seam. about 1in - 1/2in. but other than that no complaints!